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Video: Elliott Relishes Coaching Learning Curve

Wade Elliott says the transition from City skipper to Under-21 manager has been “a great learning curve” on the first step of the coaching ladder.

Now two months into his first job since calling time on a playing career that spanned more than 700 appearances, the 36-year-old is enjoying passing on his wisdom to the club’s promising group of youngsters.

But City’s double-winning skipper admits he is finding out as much about himself as his players in his new role.

“I’m fortunate that I get a lot of help so I’ve not come into it completely blind,” Elliott told Bristol City Player HD in an extended interview.

“It’s great for me as a learning curve. You plan the coaching, you manage the different issues that come up in players’ lives and you do the admin.

“Coming from a playing perspective where you’re just focused on getting yourself right for the weekend, all of a sudden you step into the job and you have different problems coming at you from different angles.

“I’m just lucky to be surrounded by good people who have seen it and done it, and who are really generous with their time and advice.

“The gaffer is always there if I need anything, and I’ve got a lot of people to lean on. I talk about the lads being open minded and soaking things up, but I’m trying to take that same approach myself.

“I want to sponge up as much knowledge and information as I can and try to develop myself. I’m trying to develop myself as much as the lads on the pitch.

“I’ve got a really good bunch to work with and when the sun is out I still get to come out on the football pitch and have a knock about, so I can’t complain!”

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